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#myfirstweek Photo Contest

NYU students in Washington Square Park, 1943

Years before Instagram existed: NYU students in Washington Square Park, 1943.

Between organizing your syllabi, decorating your room, and catching up with old buddies (or making new ones), take a picture that captures your first week experience. First-day-of-school selfie? Glamor shots with the new roommate? Pics of that HUGE stack of books you just bought? We love 'em all.

Snap a photo on your digital camera or cell phone and:
the picture at @nyuniversity, mentioning #myfirstweek
-post on your Instagram and mention @nyuniversity or #myfirstweek
-upload your picture to NYU's Tumblr
-or e-mail your photo to

Submit by Monday, September 8th
. A winner will be announced on Friday, September 12th!

The winner—chosen by a jury of NYU faculty, alumni, and staff—will receive a $100 gift card to the NYU bookstore!


  • The contest is open to all current NYU students, whether in New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, or at any of our study away sites.
  • You must be an individual (not an organization, club, or group) to enter.
  • Your photo should depict YOUR experience of the start of the Fall 2014 semester.
  • For consideration, the photo must be posted and tagged #myfirstweek by 5pm on September 8.
  • The image must be in good taste and positively represent NYU. (No nudity or profanity, please.)
  • Only post a photo to which you own the rights. Entrees must comply with terms of service for Instagram, Twitter, and/or Tumblr.
  • Contest submissions may be featured on NYU’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages.
  • The winner will receive a $100 gift card to the NYU Bookstore.
  • The winner will be notified with additional details.

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